predictive analytics

By Laura Lovett 03:31 pm July 8, 2019
Pharmaceutical company UCB and DEARhealth, a disease management software company, are joining forces on a new initiative aimed at predicting health outcomes for patients with epilepsy. The pair will use DEARhealth’s platform, which integrates artificial intelligence with EHRs. “This technology will ensure that specific subpopulations within epilepsy will all receive the specific care needed for...
By Laura Lovett 02:01 pm June 20, 2019
Facebook posts could be a window into more than just what you did last weekend. It turns out the language used in a Facebook post can predict if a user has a certain medication condition, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE.  Academics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine set out to research if Facebook posts could predict conditions that were already recorded in a...
By Dave Muoio 04:10 pm June 13, 2019
Innovation is expensive, both in terms of budget expenses and operational burden. While it can be easy for those working within the guts of a new tool to see the benefits it could bring to their healthcare organization, these efforts will never have the chance to flourish without support from the ground up — a challenge those who have spent their last few years in healthcare analytics know all to...
By Jonah Comstock 10:19 am March 28, 2019
When it comes to the aging in place sector within digital health, there's other companies and then there's GreatCall. From its mid-2000s roots as a "smartphones for seniors" company, GreatCall has consistently seen the direction in which the market will turn and anticipated it, often by acquiring other companies like digital mPERS company Lively and remote monitoring company Healthsense. All this...
By Dave Muoio 03:14 pm February 21, 2019
Patients are still turning to Dr. Google to answer their health questions in the days before their condition takes a turn for the worse, according a study recently published in BMJ Open. However, that same online behavior could be an opportunity to anticipate and improve care, with the study’s authors noting that a substantial number of ED patients with a Google account are open to their search...
By Laura Lovett 02:47 pm February 7, 2019
This morning Seattle-based startup KenSci, maker of a risk prediction platform for healthcare, announced that it has scored $22 million in Series B funding, bringing the company’s total funding to $30.5 million. Polaris Partners led the round, with participation from Osage University Partners and Mindset Ventures.  What they do KenSci uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to identify...
By Jonah Comstock 02:24 pm October 23, 2018
Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia was able to save $4 million in prevented readmissions by using a combination of AI-driven predictive analytics and patient-level community interventions. At the HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum in Boston today, Robin Frady, executive director of business and clinical intelligence at Grady, described her team’s approach to AI when they started...
Predictive health analytics company Lumiata announces new CEO Dilawar Syed

Dilawar Syed is Lumiata's new CEO.

By Dave Muoio 02:23 pm July 11, 2018
Silicon Valley-based predictive health analytics company Lumiata has raised $11 million in a funding round led by Khosla Ventures and BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners. The round also included participation from Sandbox Industries, Intel Capital, and other unnamed investors. The new backing will primarily be used to accelerate deployment of the company’s health analytics offering, according...
By Dave Muoio 12:05 pm July 10, 2018
San Francisco-based predictive health company Potrero Medical has closed $26.6 million in an oversubscribed Series C round, according to a statement from the company. The investment was led by GT Healthcare Capital Partners and Sonder Capital. Potrero’s business is focused on employing smart sensors and data analytics to identify conditions in their early stages. Its primary product is the...
By Dave Muoio 03:46 pm March 5, 2018
Improvements in data management will soon mean healthcare providers can engage patients outside of standard care more than ever before, Judy Murphy, chief nursing officer at IBM, said Monday at HIMSS 2018 in Las Vegas.   “We’re managing everyone. We’re not just worrying about the people that we see in front of us, and it’s a real important difference,” Murphy said at the Coordinated and Connected...